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Cafe Pamlico

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


Café Garden Salad** ^
Daily Salad Mix from our garden, NC Cherry Tomatoes, English Cucumber, Shaved Red Onion, Greek Feta, Raspberry Pomegranate Vinaigrette
Spinach and Beet
Baby Spinach, House Pickled Beets, Walnuts, Goat Cheese, Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette
Café Caesar** ^
Baby Romaine Hearts, Sundried Tomatoes, Parmesan Cheese, Garlic Croutons
Heirloom Tomato Caprese** ^
Assorted NC Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Basil Pesto, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Aged Balsamic
Seafood Bisque^ ^^^
Cajun Mussels^ ^^^
P.E.I Mussels, Andouille Sausage, Corn, Roasted Red Peppers, Cajun Butter Broth
Baked Brie en Croute^
Baby Brie, Puff Pastry, NC Organic Honey, Granny Smith Apples Candied Walnuts
Fish Plate
Cured or Smoked Fish, Pickled Red Onion, Capers, EVO, Grilled French Baguette
Diver Sea Scallops^
U10 Scallops Pan Seared, Sesame Noodle Salad, Thai Chili Sauce
Garlic Shrimp and Pasta^ ^^^
Local Shrimp, Sliced Garlic, Sautéed Veggie of the Day, Andouille Sausage, Baby Pasta Shells, Scampi Broth
Hudson Valley Duck*
Pan Roasted Duck Breast, Citrus Sweet Potatoes, Sautéed Veggie of the Day, Sriracha Berry Chutney
Pan Seared Tuna* ** ^ ^^^
Lightly Blackened Local Tuna Steak, Sesame Noddle Salad, Snow Peas, Heirloom Tomatoes, Thai Chili Sauce
Sterling Silver Filet Mignon*
Grilled 8 oz. Angus Beef Filet, Horseradish Mashers, Wilted Baby Spinach, Forest Mushroom Bordelaise
Local Catch** * ^ ^^^
Catch of the Day Pan Roasted, Herb Pesto Risotto, Sautéed Veggie of the Day, Roasted Pepper Coulis
Bone-In NC Pork Chop* ** ^
Marinated and Grilled, Sauteed Veggie of the Day, Buttermilk Mashers, Bordelaise
Half Roasted NC Chicken** ^
Free Range Roasted Organic Chicken, Buttermilk Mashers, Sautéed Veggie of the Day, Black Pepper Gravy
U10 Diver Sea Scallops^
Pan Seared Golden, Buttermilk Mashers, Veggie of the Day, Apple Cider Butter
Cafe Pamlico provides a world class casual fine dining experience through exceptional food, outstanding detail oriented service, an inspired wine and cocktail program, and gracious attentive Southern hospitality. Our contemporary coastal cuisine is driven by locally sourced seafood, meats, and produce. Our menu changes frequently in accordance with the fresh ingredients our chefs discover on the island, most notably the fresh local seafood we feature. We are committed to supporting local farmers and artisan food producers first, sustainable resources second, and organic third. Reservations are highly recommended.
$20 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
American, Seafood, International, Contemporary
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed dining at Cafe Pamlico while we stayed at the Inn. Overall, the food was delicious and the drinks were quite tasty. I would highly recommend the pork chops and the filet! If you're in the neighborhood for breakfast, you must...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank klfine34
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Inn and celebrated our anniversary with dinner at Cafe Pamlico. Both my wife and I really enjoyed it. The food was delicious. The complimentary breakfast during our stay was one of the best breakfasts I've ever had. Dinner was also excellent....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Will H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really nice place to enjoy food with a view. It is very relaxing especially at sunset. You won't want to leave. The grounds are nicely kept and a reservation is probably a good idea depending on when you visit. They did accomadate...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mary P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service - a party of 5 enjoyed a night out for dinner, Melissa was our server and we were a very indesisive crowd- she catered to our every wish and went above and beyond to ensure we were happy with our food. She was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 306tamig
Reviewed December 2, 2018

We have always admired Cafe Pamlico while driving but finally made reservations and tried it last night for our anniversary. We were very impressed, the ambiance was warm & inviting, the staff was phenomenal and the food was exquisite. We will definitely be back and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Stacey H
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

Was in the area as a vendor at an art event with a fellow artist and our air bnb was walkable to here so we walked in on a cold, windy night to a lovely warm welcome with no reservation and were seated immediately... there...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Freeporg2017
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing. Really great food and the boutique hotel is so nice. The owners and staff are very friendly

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 538kristinb
Reviewed November 9, 2018

The special was blackened Grouper with serrano chili sauce. OMG! It was the best fish ever. I will drive hours out of my way to dine here again. Our waiter, Dallas, was also quite charming.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

We recently stayed three days at the Inn on Pamlico Bay which offers breakfast and dinner at the attached Cafe Pamlico. We had planned to eat one dinner there and then explore other options. The Cafe has a beautiful setting, overlooking Pamlico Bay. It is...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank P7455EPthomasw
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Very nice spot to have dinner! We started off with the cajun clams for an appetizer, they were good, but the andouille sausage over powered the flavor of the clams. I had the pan seared tuna, which was excellent, would definitely recommend. My husband had...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Priscilla M
May 23, 2017|
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Response from OBX_Innkeeper | Property representative |
We do not have lobster as a regular menu item. We do have it on special from time to time, but you would have to call a week or so before your visit to know for sure.
November 27, 2016|
Response from OBX_Innkeeper | Property representative |
Paula: Below appears of our email to you on 7/19/16, which was also part of our review response. Note that the end clearly states that you are invited to call when returning to the island so we could provide you with... More
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